Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa

The Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa offers good accommodation & facilities in Southport, Merseyside close to local attractions & transport.


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The hotel is housed inside an impressive Victorian building that retains its period features ensuring the hotel has plenty of history and charm. The hotel offers guests great views over the North West England coastline and is conveniently close by to the beach, local attractions and transport links. The hotel is located in scenic surroundings with rooms offering garden and seafront views. The range of facilities at the hotel makes it suitable for both business and leisure guests.

Local transport links in the area include Southport train station located approx half a mile away; where there are services to the surrounding areas including to Wigan, Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool. The hotel is close by to major roads including the A565 and A570 providing good road connections.

Visitors can expect a friendly welcome and good levels of service at the hotel. The hotel is located in the seaside town of Southport where visitors can find access to local amenities. Southport is located less than 20 miles from Liverpool and offers visitors a range of shopping facilities, eateries, cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants. The closest train stations are located at Southport, Meols Cop and Birkdale.


There are a total of 111 en-suite guest bedrooms. The rooms are decorated and furnished to a good standard offering comfortable accommodation. Guests can choose from classic, promenade and family rooms and for more space and luxury there are suites available.

Room Facilities include television with satellite channels, telephone, radio, alarm clock, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making amenities.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available at the hotel. There are free car parking facilities on-site for hotel guests.

The hotel has facilities for business meetings, events and conferences with a choice of 7 suites for hire; the suites come well equipped and can cater for up to 250 delegates. There are 4 banqueting suites suitable for private functions, celebrations and weddings; there are a range of packages available and banqueting facilities for up to 250 guests.

Facilities include the Health Club use of which is complimentary for hotel guests; here guests will find a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and full featured gymnasium. There are also health and beauty services with a choice of health, beauty and pampering treatments available.

The Royal Clifton Hotel in Southport is noted for its exceptional range of facilities and excellent standards of service. Over recent years it has been thoughtfully refurbished to offer you the comfort you expect in the best location for a hotel in Southport. We have a choice of bedrooms including spacious family rooms and suites. Also the hotel boasts superb health club & spa facilities in Southport and a wide range of beauty and health treatments.

The hotel is ideally located for fans of golf; there are 15 courses within 30 minutes drive of the hotel including some of the finest courses in the UK such as Royal Birkdale. There are royal, championship and local courses close by. There are a choice of golfing packages that can be arranged and booked by the hotel, making the hotel a firm favourite for golfing aficionados.


Each morning guests can enjoy a hearty full English breakfast or a Continental style breakfast with a choice of breads, preserves, cereals, fruits, juices, yogurts and hot and cold drinks.

The Conservatory Bistro and Bar offers diners an informal relaxed environment with a choice of food and drink available. The bar serves a range of beers, wines and spirits and offers a great place to catch up with family and friends. There are major sporting events shown on the large screen television and a choice of food including sandwiches, light bites, snacks and meals. There are also Costa Coffees available and a choice of teas.

The Pavilion restaurant serves a range of classical British and European cuisine. Diners can choose from the a la carte and daily menus offering plenty of choice. The restaurant uses fresh, local produce to create a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes and a choice of tempting desserts. On Sundays there is a carvery with a range of roasted meats and vegetables.

Local Attractions

The hotel provides a good location for exploring attractions in Merseyside and local places of interest.

The hotel’s location in the coastal town of Southport in Merseyside provides visitors with a convenient location from which to see the various sights and attractions both in the town and in the Merseyside region. Merseyside offer visitors with plenty of coastline and beaches away from the crowds, with a range of landscapes, a rich history and culture along with some scenic English countryside making it place well worth visiting.

There are a number of local attractions and places of interest located in the local area. The Wayfarers Arcade is a shopping arcade located a few minutes walk away, set in a Grade II listed building there are over 30 stores to choose from. Historic Lord Street in the town centre is the centre of shopping in the area with a range of stores, eateries, cafes and restaurants. Lord Street is known for its gardens, water features and interesting architecture of its historic buildings.

Meols Hall is located a few miles from the hotel; the 12th century manor house is a popular venue for weddings, during times in the summer visitors can take a guided tour of the impressive house to learn more about the rich history of the house. Southport Pleasureland is an amusement park located close by and features a range of roller coasters, rides and attractions. The Lakeside Miniature Railway is located close to the seafront in Southport; the railway is open from Easter until late October each year on a 1.5km track.

Annual events include the Southport Air Show held in summer each year featuring a range of aircraft both military and civilian; visitors can see a number of interactive and educational displays and experience aircraft simulators. The Southport Flower Show is held in late summer each year and is currently the largest independent flower show in the UK featuring a range of displays, exhibitors and events.

Southport resort dates back to the late 18th century; it is a popular resort attracting many visitors for its beach and coastline. The town is well known for its gardens, parks and fashionable shops, there are a number of championship golf courses in the area including Royal Birkdale. The Botanic Gardens Museum contains a fine collection of Victoriana and includes information on the local history.

The Atkinson Art Collection houses a fine collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculpture. The Lawn Mower Museum in Shakespeare Street offers visitors the chance to explore something out of the ordinary.

The Wirral is a peninsula that points out into the Irish Sea; the Wirral Way is a path on the track of an old railway, and goes from West Kirby to Hooton. West Kirby and Hoylake are located towards the end of the Wirral peninsula and include miles of award winning sandy beaches and some spectacular views of North Wales across the border.

Visitors can walk from West Kirby to the Hibre Islands, which are only islands for a few hours each day, at the islands visitors can see seals and migratory birds. Wirral Country Park provides an enjoyable day out for the family worth a visit with plenty of great wildlife in the woodland areas and has scenic views of the Clwydian Mountains.

New Brighton in the Wirral is a seaside town located approx 6 miles from Liverpool. The traditional resort is one of Merseyside’s main pleasure grounds; it hosted the Wirral Show, an annual event that boasted one of the largest outdoor funfairs in the UK, the show ceased in 2009, however visitors can still enjoy taking a relaxing stroll on the New Brighton seafront, the beach is less crowded than many others across the UK. There is also the historic Lighthouse and Fort visitors can see.

The suburb of Birkenhead is located a few miles from Liverpool and became well known for its shipbuilding industry. Birkenhead can be reached by both ferry from Liverpool and by tunnel that goes under the Mersey. The Wirral Museum is now in the former Town Hall in Birkenhead and showcases the history of the area with a range of exhibitions that include the Romans and arts and crafts.

Ness Botanic Gardens are located in Neston, South Wirral approx 12 miles from Liverpool. The gardens are well known for the collections of alpine and hardy plants. There are a range of tropical and arid plants in over 60 acres of grounds and greenhouses. There is a commitment to maintain and develop the beauty of the Gardens and great importance placed on research, conservation and education of the public. The gardens offer visitors a wonderful place to enjoy a stroll and learn more about horticulture.

The City of Liverpool is the largest city in the Merseyside region, in 2008 the city was the European capital of culture, the title acted as a catalyst for much renovation and modernisation of the city. The city is recognised as a leader in the arts and culture.

Liverpool has two Cathedrals that attract many visitors each year these are the Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral, both cathedrals are fine examples of internationally acclaimed architecture. The World Museum contains historic artefacts from around the world; it provides an interactive experience for the whole family. The Walker Art Gallery that holds one of the most distinguished collections of fine and decorative art. The collection of galleries range from the Renaissance period to contemporary works.

Liverpool has been a designated a World Heritage Site since 2004. The Liverpool World Heritage Site is formally known as Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City with the main part of the designated site located at the famous Liverpool waterfront. In total there are six main areas that form the site including the Albert Dock and the Commercial Centre and Cultural Quarter among others.

Historically Liverpool was an extremely important thriving port city during the empire days, historical building reflect this influential status with a number of acclaimed historic buildings. Liverpool is well known for the acclaimed architecture outlined by the fact the city has more listed buildings than any city outside London.

The Tate Liverpool opened back in 1988 and has since built up a fine reputation displaying a range of contemporary and modern art along with displays from the Tate collection including works from a number of British and international artists.

Liverpool's Albert Docks were built back in 1846, once a thriving port in recent years they have been renovated and are once again among Liverpool’s biggest attractions. Visitors can find some of the finest museums in the city here along with a choice of cafes and restaurants. The area has a continental feel to it and has plenty for visitors to do including the famous Beatles Story, the Maritime Museum and HM Customs & Excise National Museum.

Shopping in Liverpool offers shoppers with plenty of options. There is high street shopping at Bold Street and Church Street, there are also shopping malls such as Liverpool ONE. The Metquarter is home to a range of designer stores in Liverpool, Cavern Walks has a number of stylish boutiques, and Albert Dock offers a choice of shops.

Knowsley Safari Park is located approx 10 miles from Liverpool, here there are a range of animals including lions, tigers, rhinos, buffalos, camels, emus and more. There are a number of amusement rides, Mizzy Lake Farm with farmyard animals, sea lion show and woodland walk area of mixed woodland. There is plenty to see and do for the whole family in a fun day out.

The World of Glass museum is located in the town of St Helens in Merseyside approx 13 miles from Liverpool. The museum showcases the history of glass from 500BC up to the present day; visitors can see a number of impressive demonstrations and see the galleries along with the visually stunning special effects film show. The Victorian Cone Building and tunnels beneath show the Victorian glassmaking furnace and how it helped to revolutionise glass making. The museum offers an educational and enjoyable day out.


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Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Southport: 0.5 Miles

Birkdale: 1.2 Miles

Meols Cop: 1.8 Miles

Closest Airports:
The closest airport is Liverpool Airport located 31 miles away by road via the A570, M57 and A561. Manchester Airport is located 45 miles away via the A570, M6 and M56.

Liverpool Airport: 31 Miles

Manchester Airport: 45 Miles

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